20:00 – 21:00
Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2015
Almut Kühne & Gebhard Ullmann (DE)
Almut Kühne – voice
Gebhard Ullmann – bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, electronics
Almut Kühne and Gebhard Ullmann started their collaboration during an artist-in-residency in Willisau, Switzerland 2010.
The first CD entitled ‘Silver White Archives’ was released 2014 and was nominated by the German Schallplattenkritik in the category Grenzgänge (crossing borders).
Several concerts in Berlin, raving reviews, a nomination for the German Jazz Expo 2015 make obvious that Almut Kühne with this first CD is at a starting point of an amazing career
Gebhard Ullmann since the 90’s is considered one of the leading personalities in European jazz and released 2015 his 50th CD as a leader/co-leader.
Here he performs for the first time using samplers and loopers besides performing on bass clarinet and tenor saxophone multiplying himself in a very unique way.
Almut Kühne sings. The extremely talented vocalist is working in improvisation, old and contemporary composed music, German chansons and different musical theatre productions. She is already the most interesting vocalist of the new generation.
“Silver White Archives ist ein kleines Kunstwerk, denn neben einer fabelhaften Sängerin
erleben wir einen Gebhard Ullmann in Hochform, der Sample- und Loop Elemente in der
Nähe der Perfektion in seine Musik einbaut – und zwar alles Live und ohne Overdubs.”
(Jazzthetik Germany 2014)
“Dann öffnet sich ein Schatzkästchen das seinesgleichen sucht. Vor allem die Intensität
der ausgetauschten Noten berührt zutiefst. Wenn Almut Kühne mit ihrer wandlungsfähigen
Stimme die von Gebhard Ullmann auf seinen Holzblasinstrumenten gespielten Minimalismen
kontrastiert knistert die Luft vor kreativer Spannung.”
(Jazz’n More Switzerland 2014)
Gebhard Ullmann is one of the finest improvising artists in the world today“ (Paul Bley)
Born on november 2, 1957 in Bad Godesberg, Germany saxophonist (tenor and soprano), bass clarinetist, bass flutist and composer Gebhard Ullmann studied medecine and music in Hamburg and moved to Berlin in 1983.
Since then he has recorded more than 50 CDs as a leader or co-leader for prestigious labels such as Soul Note (Italy), Leo Records (UK), Between The Lines (Germany), CIMP (USA), NotTwo Records (Poland), Clean Feed (Portugal) Unit Records (Switzerland) and others.
For many years he is considered one of the leading personalities in both the Berlin and international music scenes and has received numerous awards for his work including the Julius Hemphill Composition Award in two categories (’99), the Deutsche Phonoakademie award (’83), one of the first SWF Jazz Awards (’87) and the nomination best-jazz-CD-of-the-year by the German Schallplattenkritik for his CD Tá Lam in 1995.
His CDs Final Answer (2002) The Bigband Project (2004) New Basement Research (2008) News? No News! (2010) Mingus! (2011) Clarinet Trio 4 (2012) were all listed in Downbeat Magazine among the best CDs of those years. The CD Transatlantic received the prestigious Choc of the French Jazz Magazine in 2012. Since 2005 the Downbeat Critics Poll is listing him in the category rising star.
Since 1993 Ullmann was a recording artist for Soul Note and has been living in New York City and Berlin. He has toured with his music throughout Europe as well as Africa, the Middle East, Canada, New Zealand, the USA, South East Asia, Mexico and China and performed on most of the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals.
Ullmann’s working bands are: Basement Research (with Steve Swell, Julian Argüelles, Pascal Niggenkemper, Gerald Cleaver), the cooperative band Conference Call (with Michael Stevens, Joe Fonda and George Schuller), the Clarinet Trio (with Jürgen Kupke and Michael Thieke), BassX3 (with Chris Dahlgren and Clayton Thomas) the Berlin quartet Gulf of Berlin (with Gerhard Gschlössl, Johannes Fink and Steve Heather) and his new Duo with singer Almut Kühne. He recently also initiated the Double Trio de Clarinettes (the Clarinet Trio plus the French Trio de Clarinettes) the 8-piece Berlin Suite with 7 well known Berlin based improvisers and the electro/acoustic project Das Kondensat (with Oli Potratz and Eric Schäfer).
He also is a member of the Scott DuBois Quartet, the Guenter Lenz Springtime, the Hannes Zerbe Jazz Orchestra Chris Dahlgren’s Lexicon and Hans Hassler’s Trio.
Ullmann recorded or performed with Paul Bley, Andy Emler, Han Bennink, Satoko Fujii, William Parker, Barry Altschul, Herb Robertson, Marvin Smitty Smith, Laurent Cugny, Ellery Eskelin, Bob Moses, Keith Tippett, Frank Gratkowski, Sergeij Starostin, Tiger Okoshi, Bobby Previte, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Glen Moore, Trilok Gurtu, Ab Baars, Andreas Willers, Lauren Newton, Andrew Cyrille, Sylvie Courvoisier, Steve Swell, Frank Möbus, Lee Konitz, Alexander v. Schlippenbach, Benoit Achiary, Willem Breuker, Carlos Bica, Enrico Rava, Rita Marcotulli, Bob Stewart, Dieter Glawischnig, Tony Malaby, Drew Gress, Michael Rabinowitz, Matt Wilson, Ivo Papasov, the Ensemble Percussion de Guinee, the European Radioorchestra, spoken word artist Sadiq Bey, the actor Otto Sander and many musicians from the Berlin scene as well as many others.
Tickets: 50 DKK
2 concerts same evening: 80 DKK